A naive Confederate soldier begins to doubt the justification for killing in war, but when he doesn't pull the trigger, will lives still be lost?
Winner of Best in Fest and Best Dramatic Short at SONscreen Film Festival 2013.
"It's a pretty heavy film that makes you think. Life is full of passages like this. Not always life and death, but decisions will often need to be made that will change the course of your life." - From a Fan
Adler | Tony Anobile
Walt | Jim E. Chandler
Director | Justin Peter
Producer | Dillan Forsey
Cinematographer | Andrew Aldridge
Executive Producer | Patricia Maxwell
Associate Producers | Chad Goerner, David Forsey
Special Thanks To:
Grace Anobile, Antonio M Anobile, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Jim Bruce, Chris Bullock, Joseph Cartwright, Mark Comberiate, Jeffery Cordone, Alice Crookes, Duane and Betty Curtis, Elizabeth McGibney Drew, David Forsey, Drew Forsey, La Ronday Forsey, Chad Goerner, David George, Marti Hampton, David Harris, Mike Hennon, Grace Kawamura, Jason Kawamura, Lisa Kawamura, Keith King, Burton and Patricia Maxwell, Tyler Quiring, Darlene Rogers, Mike Rogers, Chris Simpson, Keith Snyder, Benito Thompson, Joel Thompson, Ruby Tinney, W. Cameron Tucker, Gabe Vidella, Deirdre Wilkens, Sherrie Williams, The History Company, Shadow Pond Films LLC, SAU School of Visual Art and Design
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In a faraway land, a king governed his realm so well that his people were in want of nothing. As the years passed, the king noticed his people had become lazy and selfish, so he devised a simple test to show them the value of others. As a young boy unknowingly faces the challenge, the future of the kingdom is built on the strength of his character.
In the fall of 2007, Southern Adventist University’s animation students set out to create a three-minute short film based on a simple parable. This artistic venture, intended to be completed during one year, turned into a five-year journey. The result is the twelve-minute animated short, "Rock in the Road."
The scope of the project grew as the team became interested in telling a longer form story. But as students who started it graduated, and other projects were begun, finishing the short became its own “rock in the road.” However, professors and students persevered, realizing the completion of the film would benefit everyone who was involved. A small, dedicated crew worked on it between other projects to finish the film at the end of the 2012 school year.
Zach McDonald (86things.com) is an artist/designer who has been working as an independent artist since 2008, when he graduated with his B.A. in painting and drawing. Even though painting is his passion, it is not his only love. Everything around us is beautiful, both natural and man made.
Things inspire him! What are these things? They are the things we use daily, the things we throw away, old and outdated things, the things in nature, the things we eat and drink and the things we wear. As an artist he strives in all his work to look at the things around him and to appreciate the pure aesthetic value of them. Sometimes what things do or how they are used is not nearly as interesting as what they look like or what they could be used for.
As an artist Zach McDonald tries to expose the under appreciated and the uncommon. He tries to look at all things in new and different ways and as a result reinvent or create interesting and inspiring pieces of art.
Created by Brandan Roberts
Special thanks to Jason UpsonSound.com for on set audio and Amy Vitrano for conducting the interview. Shot on Canon 7d and GoPro Hero
In Blue, 22-year old Jess has been building walls of denial after her father was diagnosed with cancer. When her father helps paint her room the color she’s always wanted (blue), he is there when she realizes where there is life, there is hope . . . and true peace lies in acceptance. Visit blueshortfilm.blogspot.com/p/watch-film.html for Behind-the-Scenes vidblogs and to keep up with the happenings =)
Ending song - "Gold to the Sleeper" is available for download on the site as well.
For Spanish subtitles, click here: vimeo.com/57693312
Some of the work done in the production of Danger Planet from initial concepts to finished shots.
For more info contact Justin Burks email@example.com
Paint. Click. Shoot.
Welcome to the webisode project from the School of Visual Art and Design at Southern Adventist University. "Paint. Click. Shoot." is a great introduction to life in art school. Check in every month for the latest!
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A great video by Brandan Roberts following one of our Fine Art graduates, Zach McDonald in his Chattanooga-based venture "86 Things".
"Blue" a newly released short, was shot as a collaborative senior project by some of our recent film graduates. See more about the project on their site: blueshortfilm.blogspot.com/
New animation up from graduating animation major Justin Burks. Check out "Danger Planet!"